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Psalm 51:1–3

Have mercy on me, O God,

because of your unfailing love.

Because of your great compassion,

blot out the stain of my sins.

Wash me clean from my guilt.

Purify me from my sin.

For I recognize my rebellion;

it haunts me day and night.

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Psalm 51:1–3 — The New International Version (NIV)

Have mercy on me, O God,

according to your unfailing love;

according to your great compassion

blot out my transgressions.

Wash away all my iniquity

and cleanse me from my sin.

For I know my transgressions,

and my sin is always before me.

Psalm 51:1–3 — English Standard Version (ESV)

Have mercy on me, O God,

according to your steadfast love;

according to your abundant mercy

blot out my transgressions.

Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity,

and cleanse me from my sin!

For I know my transgressions,

and my sin is ever before me.

Psalm 51:1–3 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

Have mercy upon me, O God, according to thy lovingkindness:

According unto the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions.

Wash me throughly from mine iniquity,

And cleanse me from my sin.

For I acknowledge my transgressions:

And my sin is ever before me.

Psalm 51:1–3 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

Have mercy upon me, O God,

According to Your lovingkindness;

According to the multitude of Your tender mercies,

Blot out my transgressions.

Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity,

And cleanse me from my sin.

For I acknowledge my transgressions,

And my sin is always before me.

Psalm 51:1–3 — New Century Version (NCV)

God, be merciful to me

because you are loving.

Because you are always ready to be merciful,

wipe out all my wrongs.

Wash away all my guilt

and make me clean again.

I know about my wrongs,

and I can’t forget my sin.

Psalm 51:1–3 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

Have mercy upon me, O God, according to thy lovingkindness:

According to the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions.

Wash me thoroughly from mine iniquity,

And cleanse me from my sin.

For I know my transgressions;

And my sin is ever before me.

Psalm 51:1–3 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

Be gracious unto me, O God, according to thy loving-kindness; according to the abundance of thy tender mercies, blot out my transgressions. Wash me fully from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin. For I acknowledge my transgressions, and my sin is continually before me.

Psalm 51:1–3 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

Have pity on me, O God, in keeping with your mercy.

In keeping with your unlimited compassion, wipe out my rebellious acts.

Wash me thoroughly from my guilt,

and cleanse me from my sin.

I admit that I am rebellious.

My sin is always in front of me.

Psalm 51:1–3 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

Be gracious to me, God,

according to Your faithful love;

according to Your abundant compassion,

blot out my rebellion.

Wash away my guilt

and cleanse me from my sin.

For I am conscious of my rebellion,

and my sin is always before me.

Psalm 51:1–3 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Have mercy on me, O God,

according to your steadfast love;

according to your abundant mercy

blot out my transgressions.

Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity,

and cleanse me from my sin.

For I know my transgressions,

and my sin is ever before me.

Psalm 51:1–3 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

Be gracious to me, O God, according to your loyal love.

According to your abundant mercies,

blot out my transgressions.

Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity,

and from my sin cleanse me.

For I myself know my transgressions,

and my sin is ever before me.

Psalm 51:1–3 — New International Reader’s Version (NIrV)

God, show me your favor

in keeping with your faithful love.

Because your love is so tender and kind,

wipe out my lawless acts.

Wash away all of the evil things I’ve done.

Make me pure from my sin.

I know the lawless acts I’ve committed.

I can’t forget my sin.

Psalm 51:1–3 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

Be gracious to me, O God, according to Your lovingkindness;

According to the greatness of Your compassion blot out my transgressions.

Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity

And cleanse me from my sin.

For I know my transgressions,

And my sin is ever before me.